Fifth Grade Matters
The Year We Chose to Matter
Our 5th graders proudly earned a banner for their school declaring that they had completed the D.A.R.E. program with the Noblesville Police Department. The banner was presented to Mr. Haney by Officer Matt Johnston during the graduation on October 28th. It is to be displayed for our school community to see. Noble Crossing was only one of four elementary schools in Noblesville to complete the program. We were extremely proud of the work they did as well as the respect shown for a very complex subject matter.
These eight Noblesville High School juniors and seniors dedicated their time to come and speak with our fifth graders about their experiences in high school, peer pressure and what it means to be drug free. They then came back to share the graduation with our kids. They were absolutely wonderful and brought home why sharing the message is so important.
D.A.R.E. Essay Winner
Caroline Pfunder was our class essay winner. Officer Guth declared this year to be on of the most difficult years for choosing a winner. It was clear that a lot of thought went into why this program was meaningful to them and how they felt it would impact their future. Congratulations to Caroline for an outstanding effort and to all of our graduates.
D.A.R.E. Essay Winner
Putting It All Together - D.A.R.E. Public Service Announcements
The project was a huge success with the kids creating websites, videos, and message boards. These are accessed through QR codes. A gallery has been set up in the Media Center for viewing. On Thursday, November 6th, we had invited community members to be an authentic audience and help us evaluate their products. This group included Mr. Bryant, principal at N.H.S., various members of the Noblesville Police Department, Chief Todd Estes with Noblesville Fire Dept., and Mr. Kristo with Hamilton County government.
The response was overwhelming and we are waiting for the results of their voting to see whose projects will be displayed at Noblesville High School.
If you have some time this week, please stop by and see their work in the Media Center.
Grandparents' and Veteran's Day
What a glorious day it was! This is probably one of my favorite days in the school year. Not only do we get to honor and thank our veterans for their service, but we get to spend time with some of our favorite people: GRANDPARENTS! It was such a pleasure to meet and spend time talking with so many that came from far and wide to be with their loved ones! I apologize for not getting everyone’s picture. It was so full and so busy that I did not get a chance to take pictures until many of the grandparents had left. I often wish we could have them come back later in the year for a part 2.
Our kids did such a beautiful job with the musical program. Noah Bushong and Melanie Obuch started the program with an opening address to our veterans. After the Kindergartner’s performance, the 5th grade sang “50 Nifty United States” and “Sing a Song of Peace”. I’m so proud of how our kids performed as well as how they represented their class and school.